I am a little naive when it comes to programming in linux, but couldn't we achieve the same result by symlinking folders?


.Desktop -> Localized desktop name
.Pictures -> Localized pictures folder name

And add support for these special folder names. Wouldn't this be something feasible?

Just my few points.


David Zeuthen wrote:
On Sun, 2007-02-18 at 12:34 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:
On Sun, 2007-02-18 at 12:27 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Sun, 2007-02-18 at 12:19 -0500, Ray Strode wrote:
So someone last week brought forward the idea of a gnome-filesystem
package that put files in /etc/skel. This package would provide

It should also own common other gnome directories like 
etc. and include a .gtk-bookmarks file, too, so these premade folders 
make it into the file chooser.
Slight problem is that we have no framework for translatable bookmarks. 
Nautilus and GTK+ just assume that the bookmarks are in the preferred
Well, if problem 3. is solved in gnome-vfs, e.g.

 char *gnome_vfs_get_localized_name_for_folder (const char *path)

the I'm not sure it's hard to fix the gnome-vfs back-end of the
filechooser. Wouldn't that work? Or are GTK+ bookmarks used elsewhere

I mean, you'd just do, just before rendering the localized name,

        static char *
        bookmark_get_localized_name (Bookmark *b)
                char *ret;
        	if (strcmp (b->name, g_basename (b->path) == 0)) {
                    char *l;
                    l = gnome_vfs_get_localized_name_for_folder (b->path);
                    if (l != NULL) {
                         ret = g_strdup (g_basename (l));
                         g_free (l);
                         goto out;
                    g_free (l);
                ret = g_stdup (b->name);            
                return ret;
but perhaps that's a bit ugly and too magic. The big problem here is
that people can edit the name of bookmarks. If they do that, well, all
bets are off and people are on their own.

(We should be able to handle name editing too though - e.g. if I'm in a
Danish locale and change the bookmark name to 'Billeder' then the
bookmark editor is smart about things and sets it to 'Pictures' since
'Billeder' is the danish translation for 'Pictures'. I'm not sure it's
worth the trouble though; if people wants to change the name of a
bookmark we probably should respect it even in other locales.)